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Totem Mural by JBAK in Berlin Lichtenberg

32 metres high and bursting with colour the Totem Mural by artistic duo JBAK is difficult to miss whether walking or driving past its location in Berlin Lichtenberg. The mural covers the side of an 11-storey block of flats and was produced in collaboration with Lichtenberg Open Art (LOA), with the support of the housing association HOWOGE, […]

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BVG Freibad – an abandoned open-air pool in Berlin

The water at the BVG Freibad, an abandoned open-air swimming pool on Siegfriedstrasse in the Berlin district of Lichtenberg, doesn’t look too inviting, even on a hot day. The pool was built in 1928, the same year the neighbouring stadium was acquired by the newly formed BVG (Berliner Verkehrs Aktiengesellschaft, now the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe), the […]

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The Stasi Museum

The former Stasi Headquarters in Berlin is now a museum.  This is the building that was ‘stormed’ in 1990 by protesters looking for the files that were kept here. With all the secrecy that surrounded this building in a divided Germany, it seems apt that since re-unification it has become accessible to curious minds and prying […]

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